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cereth
05-15-2012, 02:25 PM
It's not much more than a place holder at this point. I'm drawing this on bristol and as soon as I have the basic outline done in pencil, I will switch to ink pen and then water color.

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Gidde
05-15-2012, 02:49 PM
Cool! How does bristol do with watercolor? I have a watercolor block sitting at home just calling my name. :)


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Kearnaun
05-15-2012, 03:17 PM
That looks promising. Looking forward to see more of it. And now I need to get started on an entry of my own, although I have little hope of competing with awesome maps like this.

lostatsea
05-15-2012, 06:08 PM
Looking really sharp so far !! Looking forward to seeing the end version !!

cereth
05-16-2012, 10:15 AM
Just started kinda freehand sketching with pen last night while watching television with the wife. It was going smoothly until a big glob of ink plopped out of the pen, which I then proceeded to smear like a moron. :-P

I'll probably stay with it though and see if I can work it in some way.

Bristol holds water color reasonably well, as long as you don't go too overboard with the water.


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Jaxilon
05-16-2012, 10:21 AM
It kind of looks like a cave entrance but you could turn it into a lake. That might cause you to have to darken all the water areas though and that's a lot of ink. You might, if you don't already have one just go buy a white pen and cover it.

I'm liking how this inked stuff is looking though. I think I will see about going by the local art supply and picking up some pens myself.

cereth
05-16-2012, 08:05 PM
I'm going to restart this a third time...just ordered some different colors of ink and some art board. :)

Gidde
05-16-2012, 08:07 PM
Fun! But be careful -- I've found that the colored acrylic inks I use actually run with watercolors. The only ink I have that doesn't is Speedball black calligraphy ink.

cereth
05-19-2012, 03:39 PM
Off to another start on this one last night. I'm not real happy with how the compass rose is coming out, but hopefully I can still salvage it. it'd be a shame to waste this piece of art board.

RjBeals
05-19-2012, 06:15 PM
dude I love your compass! and the border. Keep going!

arsheesh
05-20-2012, 05:22 PM
Looking Good Cereth! I always begin my map outline first, and then find that I run out of space for the compass and map key. So I think it's wise that you started with these elements first.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Gidde
05-20-2012, 11:16 PM
Looking good! I love the border. Every time I try one of those with the dip pen I always get a blob somewhere, so I'm jealous of your bloblessness ;)

cereth
05-22-2012, 09:52 AM
The coastline didn't quite turn out the way that I wanted it to. The ink looked a lot "bluer" online, but when I put it down it's a very dark purple. I'm pretty happy with how the compass rose came together though. This art board I got is very nice and I would work with it again. It's darn near indestructible.

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Jaxilon
05-22-2012, 09:56 AM
I love how this is looking. Awesome.

flocko
05-23-2012, 04:17 AM
It's looking gorgeous. I love the compass rose.

Lukc
05-24-2012, 04:06 AM
I'm liking this a lot as well ... I'd comment on all the entries, but shhh ... I have to go back to work :)

cereth
05-27-2012, 10:04 AM
Almost time to start coloring this in.

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cereth
05-27-2012, 06:52 PM
Almost done now...will scan it in when it's finished. I will be putting away the pen and ink for awhile I think...I've had ink stained fingers for like two weeks now. :)

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arsheesh
05-27-2012, 07:03 PM
This is just lovely! Fantastic job on this Cereth.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

cereth
05-27-2012, 11:26 PM
I'm ready to call this finished...here is the final scan.

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Gidde
05-28-2012, 02:34 AM
Looks great!

Jaxilon
05-28-2012, 11:28 AM
Fantastically executed. It's like you knew what you were doing all along, LOL. Looks beautiful.

Beoner
05-28-2012, 08:27 PM
A great map. I specially like the colors you chose, and the drawing is spetacular :)